Building Bridges: Organizing Mississippi Nissan Workers
Building Bridges, the National Edition
with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
Mississippiâs Nissan Factory Auto Workers
Take Message of Workerâs Justice to NYâs International Auto Show
. Raphael Martinez, auto worker Canton, Mississippi
. James Brown, auto worker Canton, Mississippi
The United Auto Workers union launched a major union drive at
the transplant Nissan factory, in Canton, Mississippi in the heart of
the anti-union South. The Canton plant, with 3000 workers has wage
disparities with other Nissan plants, serious discord over limited and
onerous health benefits policies and is employing growing numbers
of temporary workers, creating a two-tier wage and benefit system to
both super exploit the part-time workers and undermine the maintenance
of a full-time work forceâs wages and benefits. Nissan has interrogated
workers about their involvement in organizing and forced them to attend
anti-union meetings several times a week and try to scare the workers
intimating that if they unionize the plant could close and they would lose
their jobs. But, the workers from this plant that can build 400,000 vehicles
per year are building support for worker justice, both nationally and
internationally and are now taking their message to consumers attending
the International Automobile Show.
Actor Danny Glover, along with Rank & File Nissan Auto Workers
Demand Good Jobs
Mississippi Congressperson Bennie Thompson, Derrick Johnson, Pres.
of the Mississippi NAACP along with noted actor Danny Glover bring their
support to the UAWâs efforts to unionize Nissan Mississippi auto plant.
please email Building Bridges if you are broadcasting our National Edition.
We'd like to have an accurate list of which stations are airing Building Bridges.
So please let us know!
Building Bridges is regularly broadcast live over WBAI,
99.5 FM in the N.Y.C Metropolitan area on Mondays from
7-8pm EST and is streamed, and archived cast at
Building Bridges National Edition is regularly broadcast over:
WAPJ, Torrington, CT.
WOOL, Great Falls, Vermont and New Hampshire
KKRN Bella Vista, CA
KGHI, Westport, WA
KSVR, Mount Vernon, WA
WAZU, Peoria, Illinois
KMEC, Ukiah, CA
KOWA, Olympia Washington .
WHUS, Storrs, CT
WMNF HD FM Tampa, Florida
WPVM - MAIN-FM Asheville, NC
WERU Blue Hill and Bangor, Maine
WGOT - Gainesville, Florida.
WUOW - Oneonta, N.Y.
WWUH, - West Hartford, CT
WVJW- Benwood, WV
KRFP, Moscow, ID
KCSB, Santa Barbara, CA
KSOW,Cottage Grove, Oregon
WKNH ,Keene, NH
CKDU, Halifax, N.S., Canada
WRPI, Troy, New York
WNRB, Wausau, WI
KGIG, Modesta, California
East Hill Radio, Snoqualmie, WA
KSKQ, Ashland, Oregon
KWMD, Kasiloff-Anchorage, Alaska
WPRR, Grand Rapids, Michigan
as well as internet stations:
Geneva Radio, Geneva, N.Y.
KWTF Radio, Bodega Bay CA
CPR Metro, NYC
Radio Free Radical
Radio Free Kansas
Radio Veronica, West Point, PA
Seattle Radical Radio
Radio for Peace International
Grateful Dread Public Radio
Detour Network, Knoxville, TN
KDX Radio, Homeland, North American
For archived Building Bridges Programs go to